Isolated levocardia

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Isolated levocardia

Isolated levocardia is a type of situs inversus where the heart is located in the normal position, but there is a mirror-image reversal of other internal organs. Isolated levocardia may occur alone or with heart defects, heart rhythm abnormalities (sick sinus syndrome or atrioventricular node disorder), spleen defects (absent, underdeveloped, or extra spleen), and intestinal malrotation. Long term outlook varies depending on the presence/absence of associated abnormalities, particularly heart defects. The cause of isolated levocardia is not known. It is not usually associated with chromosome abnormalities.

 

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The terms "Isolated levocardia" returned 1 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm Associated with Situs Ambiguus, Isolated Levocardia, and Polysplenia.
 

Author(s): Safieh Golestaneh, Mohammad Amin Kashef, William L Hiser, Amir S Lotfi, Timothy G Egan

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Aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva, a rare cardiac condition, results from dilation of an aortic sinus. Sudden aneurysm rupture can trigger rapidly progressive heart failure. We discuss the case of a 57-year-old woman with situs ambiguus, isolated levocardia, and polysplenia who presented ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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